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Bridges are commonly used in both general and cosmetic dentistry for the restoration of a smile after tooth loss. When one or more teeth are missing, they should be addressed as soon as possible to maintain a beautiful smile. Teeth may shift out of place, causing gaps throughout the smile. Bone loss can occur underneath the gum tissue, and patients experience less chewing and biting efficiency than before. Bridges are an affordable, permanent way to replace missing natural teeth quickly and easily.

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A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you. 

Dental bridges are porcelain restorations that are custom-made for a patient to improve their smile after tooth loss. It is called a “bridge” because it “bridges the gap” between teeth. Using the surrounding teeth as support, the bridge holds a false tooth that restores the smile. Dr. Kotecha and her associates prefer bridges made of porcelain, but they can also be made from gold, alloys, or even a combination of these with porcelain for strength and beauty.

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A fixed bridge is a solution for replacement of a few missing teeth. It is an alternative to implants and removable dentures.

The creation and placement of bridges is a relatively simple process. First, patients work with their dentist to determine that bridges are the best solution for their dental problems. Second, Dr. Kotecha and her associates prepare the surrounding teeth by removing a small amount of enamel to ensure a secure fit of the bridge. Third, impressions are made of the teeth and sent to an outside laboratory, and a temporary bridge is adhered in place. Fourth, patients return when the bridges are completed and sent to Dr. Kotecha and her associates for placement. After the bridges are bonded in place, patients can go about their day with their newly restored smiles!

Bridges are often suggested for patients who do not have sufficient bone structure for dental implants or for those who are looking for a more affordable alternative. Bridges are more permanent than partial dentures. These dentures are meant to be removable, while bridges are bonded in place for long-term restoration. Patients considering restorative treatments such as bridges, dentures, or dental implants are encouraged to speak with Dr. Kotecha and her associates of Dentistry On 10 to make an educated decision on the best restoration for their unique situations. Call Dentistry On 10 today to schedule an initial consultation appointment.

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So, tell us a little bit about you know what problem you were having before you came to dentistry on 10. Okay, my problem was that that I had my dentures for 30 years and then when I came to dentistry on 10, I met Doctor Rena you know for the first time she talked to me you know and I voiced all my problem and I was so glad you know that he listened to me for the first time, that this doctor, you know is so very national emotionally I. I was so impressed of what the caring he did to me and that the her hand is so gentle and that’s why I’ll never forget her, you know, and I as a woman like I mean we have the similarity like and that’s what I just said like about this you know when the first came in here and what she did for my teeth of course, you know. And you know, before you when you had your dentures and you know before she changed it, how was that affecting you in your life? Of course, you know it affects my, and I don’t have any confidence on myself and I don’t even smile you know, then want to open my mouth I’m always like for a long time. For 30 years I’ve always put my hands on my mouth and I don’t my mouth and I don’t want to smile at all. You know, that’s my problem. And now? And now I will never stop, you know, smiling, you know and always thinking of her and how I felt good about myself now. I felt good about myself and I thank you know doctor Rena and although you’re stopping here at dentistry on 10, they are so nice so nice. Okay, and would you recommend us to others? Course I do. I tell friends you know that the experience I have, you know, and I know some friends of mine now of course, they believe in me because of this experience I had with them to doctor Rena. Okay, thank you so much. You are welcome. I I always have this, you know, as to rated this dental office, it’s one to 10. It’s a 10. It’s always a thumbs up for me. To everyone, of course you know, I will recommend this to everyone you know. Thank you

“ Before I came to Dr. Rina I didn't have any confidence in myself and I didn't want to smile or open my mouth... Now I can't stop smiling ”

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Meet Dr. Rina Kotecha

Dr. Rina Kotecha is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She possesses 19 years of expertise in the dentistry field specializing in general dentistry. She has further qualifications from the MGE Executive Training Program and Master Implant Training Program while holding certification in Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat. She completed the Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics and she is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dental Implant Network.